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Now Arriving: Winter Seals and Waterbirds!

[b]Harbor Seals[/b][br]© Mike Baird*Harbor Seals
© Mike Baird*

Buy your tickets now for our Winter Seals and Waterbirds of New York Harbor Ecocruise tours, which run Sundays January 8 through March 12, from 12-2pm (no cruise on Sunday, Feb. 5). See playful harbor seals, loons, sea ducks, and purple sandpipers that have traveled from the far north to spend the winter here--and enjoy views of the City skyline, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, and the Statue of Liberty. Complimentary hot cocoa and tea included.

Get Your Winter Seals and Waterbirds Ecocruise Tickets Now!

Learn About the History and Development of Some of the City's Most Remarkable Green Spaces

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By Elizabeth Barlow Rogers

A Presentation by Elizabeth Barlow Rogers
Wednesday, January 25, 7pm
Reidy Hall at the Unitarian Church of All Souls
1157 Lexington Avenue (between 79th and 80th Streets)

In her new book Green Metropolis, Betsy Barlow Rogers introduces us to seven remarkable New York City green spaces and to the people who have been instrumental in their design and protection. As a founder of the Central Park Conservancy and current president of the Foundation for Landscape Studies, the author is well positioned to take us through the history—both natural and human—of how these places were created and how they have been transformed.

NOTE: Our lectures now begin at 7pm. Also, our lecture series has moved!
Our new venue is Reidy Hall at the Unitarian Church of All Souls, located on Lexington Avenue between 79th and 80th Streets in Manhattan. (Google Map)

Check out NYC Audubon's full 2016-2017 Lecture Series schedule on our Lectures page.

The lecture series has been made possible by the support of Claude and Lucienne Bloch.

Top Banner Photo Credits: Great Egret Nesting Colony © NYC Audubon; Group of Birders © Kati Solomon; All Others © François Portmann.

Bottom Photo Credits: Birding by Subway Map © Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Christina Rubin; Snowy Egret, Great Egret, and Little Blue Heron © Debra Kriensky.

* This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License, available at

Received Our Birding by Subway Brochure? Give Us Your Thoughts!

This December, we mailed out to our members, friends, and contributors a new “Birding by Subway” brochure, spotlighting the prime birding hotspots all across New York City’s diverse landscape and how to visit them easily by public transit. We hope recipients are enjoying the brochure--and most importantly--are feeling inspired to go out and visit these incredible birding spots! We also developed an interactive, online version of the Birding by Subway map that you can view here.

We also want you to share your thoughts on the brochure, as we will be updating it this spring to include the long-awaited Second Avenue subway line set to open this January. Did we omit any spots that you felt were worthy of inclusion on the map? Did you find any errors or take issue with the descriptions of the areas? Did you think it was perfect? We want to know! Please email your suggestions or comments to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Will You Help Nature in Her Hour of Need?

Now is the moment to exert the power of our conservation networks to assure a voice and future for wild birds in North America. Simply put, we need your help. New York City Audubon is a grassroots community that protects wild birds and their habitats. We may be small, but we are strong. Our five-borough engagement and collective activism make a difference.

NYC Audubon’s work does not happen without its dedicated and loyal members and friends. Now is your opportunity to assure success in the year ahead. Please consider making a year-end financial gift. Every gift of every size matters to every one of us. Your participation matters most. Thank you!

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